Lampard admits Chelsea has definite transfer plans in January

The Chelsea boss has his eye on two new transfer targets for this January and says that Chelsea is definitely going to spend in January.

Lampard has been given a budget of 150 million pounds and he has two players on his radar as of now – mostly Ben Chilwell and Nathan Ake as probable signings. Without the Chelsea manager’s green light, however, no player would be signed.

‘We are certainly joined up on recruitment,’ Lampard said, before the New Year’s Day fixture against Brighton.

‘I know we haven’t done anything yet so there is no proof in that but we are joined up. ‘I have very close conversations with Marina [Granovskaia, the director], Petr Cech [the technical and performance adviser] and Scott [McLachlan], who is the head of our recruitment department.

‘They know what I want and I will be fundamentally in the middle of who and what we bring into the club. ‘As it stands we are very open about that. If it feels right from my side, on the footballing point, in January, and from the club side in January, then we will make the moves we make. It is a joined-up effort.’

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